Accession Number : AD0665450

Title :   ON THE ACCELERATION OF BARGE TOWS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DeSalvo,Joseph S.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Equations are derived for the time required and distance traveled by a barge tow in accelerating from a stop to full speed. The general equations are applicable to any vehicle possessing drag-force and tractive-effort functions quadratic in velocity. In applying them to barge tows, Howe's estimates of tow resistance and effective-push were used. The resulting equations permit estimation of tow acceleration characteristics under a wide variety of tow and waterway combinations. Some examples are provided, and the resulting figures seem to be in accord with actual tow behavior. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BARGES, ACCELERATION), TUGBOATS, WATER TRAFFIC, VELOCITY, TIME, DRAG, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, RANGE(DISTANCE), EQUATIONS OF MOTION, TOWED BODIES

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE